HP won't sell its PC business after all

By Matthew · 13 replies
Oct 27, 2011
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  1. HP won't sell its PC business after all. The company finished evaluating strategic alternatives for its Personal Systems Group (PSG) today and decided that its customers, partners and shareholders would…

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  2. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,147   +915

    Well there's a suprise...
  3. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    I wonder which of us will be reporting that its sold next week then! :haha:

    We want to sell... Oh wait, we don't know... Oh lets do it... Erm, no we need to think... should we? Yeah? No? Maybe? Oh the shareholders aren't happy and we need to make them smiley faces again...Lets keep it... But hey, we got PR in the meantime!! :D
  4. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 714   +75

    It's funny I have an HP laptop, and desktop. My last 2 computers were HP's. I speak from the heart when I say...I will never ever again buy an HP =) They can keep the business, but there quality is horrible and i'm done with it.
  5. To the above poster talking about HP quality...:
    Why are you blaming HP?

    Blame MSI for the mainboard
    Seagate for the hard drive
    Intel for the CPU
    and nVidia or ATI/AMD for the graphics card..

    All they do is put all that stuff into a tower and sell it. How is the quality from HP bad?
  6. nelldnine

    nelldnine TS Rookie

    +1 :)

    I agree, HP is a fine brand indeed. I bought a Pavilion dm1-3205au and after 3 months the hard disk became non-functional. I never blamed HP for the fault but I was blaming myself for not taking care of my good laptop (also blamed Hitachi for their lame hard drives ;)). Took the laptop to a repair center and currently waiting for it to be done. Anyways, hooray for HP!
  7. waterytowers

    waterytowers TS Booster Posts: 101   +10

    If you want a good HP laptop get an EliteBook ($$), the rest are all rubbish that will last a year if you are lucky. I think all PC manufacturers are making a lot of poor quality laptops now. There are a handful of laptops that are at least double the price, but at least they are a descent quality.
  8. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 714   +75

    (-)can't overclock cpu
    (-)Every single HP computer I have ever owned has had a hard drive fail within 6 months, also my dv7 motherboard failed on me and it took them a month to ship it back to me. I many times can i invest in an HP product only to have it fail? I'm talking more than 6 different computers, laptops, and desktops.
    (-)packed cases, hard for upgrades(desktop)
    (-)horrible customer support
    Next time i'm either building my own or getting an Alienware as my desktop is primarily for gaming. While my laptop is for everyday use and college.
  9. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    My HP laptops used to just chew through batteries and chargers really, other than that and the occasional overheating they were largely okay.
  10. CryVer

    CryVer TS Enthusiast Posts: 38

    In my case, when I sent my laptop in for repair, they "accidentally" switch my CPU to an inferior one (100 USD in difference). My laptop also had scratches on the outside, when they returned it.
  11. Well, I love HP notebooks

    Lately their notebook only got better. Our company also gets them at awesome prices through their portal.

    I will take HP over Dell any day of the week !
  12. I guess peoples personal experience dictates their preferences and prejudices.

    I have had or have Dell, Compaq, Acer, HP, Lenovo, and even an old NEC PC/laptops.

    I currently have 2 HP desktops, 1 Imac (dual boot, use windows 95% of the time)
    3 HP laptops, transformer and ASUS EP121 tablet.

    My experience with HP has been fine. Outside of disks dying (normal if you have them long enough), no problems.

    If people ask me I suggest HP, Dell. Of course my recommendations are based on experience.

    I prefer Epson printers over HP, but I've had positive experiences with HP printers also.

    I actually had two problems with my Imac, and eventually Apple replaced the Imac.
    Negative experience with ACER.
  13. HP needs to make an Executive decision and grabs the Magic 8-Ball and asks the question:

    Old CEO:
    Should we sell the PC business?
    Signs point to yes

    The Board asks:
    Should we keep this CEO?
    Outlook not so good

    New CEO:
    Should we sell the PC business?
    My sources say no

    The Board asks:
    Should we keep this CEO?
    Better not tell you now

  14. whitman looks like a creepy old man

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